Jefferson City close to allowing Airbnb in residential areas

1 year 1 month 2 days ago Thursday, October 12 2017 Oct 12, 2017 Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:11:00 PM CDT October 12, 2017 in News
By: Nick Allen, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission is working to change the city's policy on short term rentals through websites like Airbnb. 

The commission approved a measure during its meeting Thursday to change the city's current policy of not allowing short term rentals in residential areas. 

Commission Chairman Chris Jordan said he hopes this will encourage would be renters to do so lawfully. 

"We have changed the law so any homeowner can use their property to rent to folks on a short term basis, and do it without disturbing their neighbors by following the city's code," Jimsen said. 

Despite this clear restriction, there are currently several listings on Jefferson City's Airbnb page. This is because the city has treated short-term rentals the same way as hotels, meaning it is permitted only in commercial areas. Because many homes in Jefferson City are located in commercial districts, many listings have been legally posted. 

The planning and zoning commission seeks to change the city's policy by separating the definitions of hotels and residential homes with rooms to rent. 

Homeowners in residential areas looking to rent out a room through Airbnb will need to receive a special exception permit through the city. 

The planning and zoning commission will individually approve each applicant for the permit. 

City staff member Eric Barron said the city must regulate these processes now that they are trying to legalize it. 

"There are a variety of possible concerns neighbors could have to having a short term rental house right next to them. We want to make sure the renter knows about everything, from noise to parking. 

The measure passed by the commission Thursday will need approval from the Jefferson City Council. 

The council is expected to vote on the law amendment in a meeting this December.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Prior to week 10, the Missouri Tiger football team remained winless in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Fast forward... More >>
12 minutes ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:17:36 PM CST November 14, 2018 in Sports
GARDEN CITY - An entire police department is out of a job Wednesday morning without notice. According to the... More >>
30 minutes ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:00:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – A new report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) found a decrease in the number of new... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:54:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
Boone County – The Boone County Sheriff’s Department has been working on a new computer system to better report hate... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:40:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – Columbia Police and the Boone County Sheriffs Department served three federal search warrants at businesses and residents in... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:32:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
BOONE COUNTY - A Boone County fire official said the impacted area of I-70 might not fully open until late... More >>
4 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:12:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in Top Stories
MONROE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop B found Raffaella M. Stroik dead in Mark Twain Lake on... More >>
5 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:14:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - A Columbia woman is celebrating after winning a $64,000 jackpot. Penny McNear stops at Moser’s Foods on... More >>
6 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:22:00 AM CST November 14, 2018 in Top Stories
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to support the first major rewrite of the nation’s... More >>
6 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:07:15 AM CST November 14, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The community will get a chance to learn more about autism Wednesday morning. The annual Columbia Autism... More >>
13 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 4:08:00 AM CST November 14, 2018 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Columbia plow drivers will be participating in the annual dry snow run to practice routes for the upcoming... More >>
13 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 3:54:00 AM CST November 14, 2018 in Top Stories
BOSTON (AP) - World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) today revealed its nominees for the “10 Worst Toys of... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, November 13 2018 Nov 13, 2018 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 7:54:00 PM CST November 13, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Almeta Crayton Community Program will be expanding its annual "Everybody Eats" Thanksgiving community to more locations. ... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, November 13 2018 Nov 13, 2018 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 7:24:00 PM CST November 13, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia is delivering an annual citizen’s survey to a random sample of households. The... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, November 13 2018 Nov 13, 2018 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:58:00 PM CST November 13, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Ryan Howard, a University of Missouri senior, is getting ready to head home for Thanksgiving break. But, his... More >>
23 hours ago Tuesday, November 13 2018 Nov 13, 2018 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:29:00 PM CST November 13, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Tuesday night a Columbia committee rejected the Kroenke Group's attempt for a city code variance at the former... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, November 13 2018 Nov 13, 2018 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 4:10:00 PM CST November 13, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says her office will not prosecute most marijuana possession cases.... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, November 13 2018 Nov 13, 2018 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:19:43 PM CST November 13, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – After several years of legal battles that culminated in $884,000 worth of legal fees, Trinity Lutheran Church celebrated... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, November 13 2018 Nov 13, 2018 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 1:46:00 PM CST November 13, 2018 in Top Stories
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 31°
6pm 31°
7pm 29°
8pm 28°
9pm 27°